Tamworth Regional Council has received a $50,000 NSW Government grant to help manage Tamworth’s flying-fox camp, Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson announced today.


The NSW Government’s Flying-Fox Grant Program aims to reduce the impact of flying-fox colonies on communities by helping councils implement measures set out in their flying-fox camp management plans.


Mr Anderson said Tamworth Regional Council’s grant would enable the Council to consider offering subsidies on products such as car, pool or washing line covers and on cleaning services.


“Habitat restoration works will also continue at selected sites along the Peel River. This grant will also support weed removal at other sites along the river to discourage flying-foxes from roosting.


“The problems faced with the flying-fox colony locally are well known which is why it’s so important we help Tamworth Regional Council take these necessary prevention and restoration measures.


“This is all about managing our local eco system the best way we can and I look forward to seeing council put these funds to good use.” 


The NSW Government announced in June that $1 million in grant funds would be available for councils to prepare and implement flying fox camp plans of management where flying-foxes caused significant community impacts.

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